SKI LIKE A CHAMPION ON THE FACE OF BELLEVARDE 

The Face de Bellevarde has to be THE iconic run in Val d’Isère, made famous when it hosted the Men’s downhill event at the Albertville Olympic Games in 1992. And it is still the venue for the annual Men’s Critérium de la Première Neige competition in December.

This highly technical run requires a good level of skiing ability and the gradient can be as steep as 71%! The 2,900-metre-long Face de Bellevarde takes you straight to the resort centre, over 850 metres of descent.

 

 


How do I get to it?
The Face de Bellevarde is accessible via the Olympique cable car (first 3S detachable cable car in France, built in 2002), taking you to the top of Bellevarde in 6 minutes.

Our advice
If you’re in Val d’Isère in spring, head for the Face de Bellevarde between 11 a.m. and noon when the snow has slightly melted over the morning.